Methodology: How were the online initiatives selected?

To ensure that the full range of services were reviewed and considered for inclusion, IDS worked with regional partners to conduct scoping exercises in their respective regions. A steering group of partners and other experts produced a common set of criteria for inclusion of platforms to the tool. This included:

  • hosts material from more than one institution or source (distinct from a institutional website)
  • online focus (the majority of the content is accessible through the website)
  • dedicated webmaster/manager who can be accessed.

The selected platforms were then categorised according to their intended audience, thematic and geographical focus, content and technical specifications.